One of the most liked players and best leaders in the NBA will be staying at home, as the Slovenian Guard Goran Dragic has agreed to a deal to return to the Miami Heat for the next two seasons.
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨I'm glad that I can announce that I'm staying with my #HeatNationFamily 📝❤️🏀🔥 @MiamiHEAT— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) November 20, 2020
Let’s finish the job we started!!!😤💪#LetsGoHeatnation #heatnation #heatfamily #305 pic.twitter.com/ltV769phXF
The veteran played a huge role on the Heat's Finals run this past season. Unfortunately for him, he was forced to be sidelined for most of the series with a torn plantar fascia.
Even though Dragic was Miami's leading scorer at one point during the season, Coach Erik Spoelstra made him come off the bench as a '6th Man', behind rookie Kendrick Nunn. Instead of getting an ego hit, the 'Dragon' understood it and made the best out of his minutes on the floor.
The 34 year-old played 59 regular season games for Miami last season, where he averaged 16.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per contest.
AP's Tim Reynolds reported that Jimmy Butler called Dragic prior to free agency and suggested physical violence (jokingly) could be coming his way if he didn't return to Miami. These types of actions just show what a great group of guys the Heat have in its roster and how they can keep competing for championships in the near future.